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Thursday 11 June
It’s been a hard slog at work and I’ve got the travel bug so my trip will take me to some places in Asia. First off is a trip to Japan but before I get there, its a 1 day stopover in Hong Kong.
I’m flying Cathay Pacific but well before the . . . → Read More: Holiday – Hong Kong
Saturday 27 June
I popped close by to the mini supermarket and picked a freshly baked pastry which happened to be maple syrup flavoured and it was yum!
Time to checkout and then onto the subway for a ride to the airport where I bought more kit kats. Unfortunately they only carry 4 flavours but . . . → Read More: Holiday – South Korea: Seoul
Friday 26 June
For my final full day in Japan, I’ve decided to take another day trip, this time to Hiroshima. I set off early for the 90 minute ride on the shinkansen. I love these bullet trains. Some have power points which is great for charging phones or running a laptop.
Unfortunately, Osaka and . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Hiroshima
Thursday 25 June
I’ve decided to take a day trip to Nagoya to see the MAGLEV Railway Park and also the Toyado Museum.
After a subway ride and then an hours ride on the shinkansen, then a 24 minute ride to the port side stop Kinjo-futo, I’m there. The signs easily point you . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Nagoya
Tuesday 22 June
We left the monastery early after breakfast which was delicious.
After a bus, cable car ride, and 2 trains, we arrived at Osaka. A quick stop at the hotel to drop our luggage off and we set off on the subway to Umeda for an interactive cooking session – takoyaki at . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Osaka
Sunday 21 June
After 4 train trips, a cable car ride, and finally a bus ride we arrived at the monestery. We take our shoes off before entering and wear sandals. Our rooms all have walls with sliding doors and they’re paper thin.
A strict schedule is followed. First up was a meditation session but . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Koyo-San
Thurday 18 June
After a late breakfast and check out we left Nikko and caught 2 trains to Tokyo station where we had 30 minutes to grab some lunch for the 3 hr journey to Kyoto.
We rode the super shinkansen train this time which is super fast. The super express shinkansen was super . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Kyoto
Tueday 16 June
After the smooth ride on the shinkansen, we switched to a local train and rode another 40 minutes where we reached Nikko. It’s a little chilly, overcast, and misty. We drop off our luggage at the hotel and then head to a sake brewery.
Alcohol is not my thing but it . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Nikko
Friday 12 June
I popped out for a moment to find a bakery I had walked past yesterday but couldn’t find it so went back to the hotel to check out and waited for the bus. It was only 7 am but it was very humid. I enjoyed the scenic bus ride again, grabbed some . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Tokyo
Saturday 13 June
I’m off bright an early to go to Yokohama. However, after arriving in Yokohama I realise the shops don’t open for a few hours – it’s late morning on a Saturday!?! So I started walking around seeing the sights. The layout is pictureseque with the waterways, parks, and CBD in the background.
. . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Yokohama